Create And Restore Database Backup In SQL Server

If you want to know how backup and restore procedure is carried out in SQL Server Management Studio then you need to follow given below steps.

Create SQL Server Database Backup Using SSMS.

  • At very first open SQL Server Management Studio

Go to Start button -> All Programs –> MS SQL Server -> SQL Server Management Studio.

ssms start

  • In next window user will see a pop-window (as given below) where you need to fill some credentials to connect to the SQL Server.

ssms login window

  • After clicking on Connect button you will see the databases, explore it by clicking on plus button. Click on the required database to take backup as given below picture showing master123 database.

select master database

  • In next step select Tasks and then Back up option as depicted below.

select backup

  • In next window select Backup type – Full and then select Destination path for the file to be saved. Then click Ok button.

full sql backup and location

  • At the same time in above STEP select Backup type – Transaction Log and Destination path for the file to be saved, then click Ok.

"Transaction log backup is strictly required so that database will be restored".

transaction log backup

  • After that Backup Execution process status will be shown on the left bottom corner.

execution process

  • At last Window will show successful completion message as below. Then click Ok.

backup completion message

  • Follow the Address bar path like C:\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup to view backup file.

backup file path

Restore SQL Server Database From Backup File

  • Follow Starting 3 steps of the Backup procedure as above explained.
  • To restore selected database from .bak file, right click on the database -> Tasks -> Restore and then Database.

restore database

  • Next Window will show full backup database and transaction log backup file, select both file and click on Ok button.

bak and log file

  • After clicking on Ok button, in left botton corner Execution Process will be shown.

restore execution process

  • After execution process completion a successful restore database message will come up on the screen. Then click Ok.

restore successful

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